Submit a theme for our 2020 Exhibition and you could win a FREE submission!

Every year for our Annual Exhibition we have a theme.  We use that theme as the visuals for the promotional graphics, and it also becomes a special category in the show itself!

All you have to do is register and submit your Exhibition Theme Concept, and if your theme is selected, you will receive 1 free submission (a $20 value) to the Annual Exhibition!  You will also be credited as the theme designer, with a link to your website. Registration for the contest will count as your registration for the show as well!


  • Rough sketch(es) of your theme and how it will work visually.
  • Sketches much be developed enough so that we can see where your idea is headed!
  • Concept must work as a website banner, for Desktop and Mobile
  • Concept must work in social media, as a graphic for posts and events
  • We recommend minimal text for your concept.  When text is used, it should be large and simple enough to post at various sizes online (including the small viewscreens on phones!)
  • Exhibition details if you want to include them:
        • 2020 NHCC Annual Juried Exhibition
        • February 13 – March 12
        • Submission Deadline January 14
        • Millyard Museum, Manchester NH
  • Suitable for all audiences.  While we are all artistic in nature, and we are trying to have fun, please try and keep it relatively mature.

Theme suggestions:

  • Industrial
  • Historic Manchester
  • Double Entendre/Innuendo/Metaphor*
  • Dogs/Pets
  • Art Styles (Art deco, constructivism,etc.)
  • Come up with your own!

*While we are all artistic in nature, and we are trying
to have fun,please try and keep it relatively mature.


  • If your theme is selected, you will create the final artwork.  We’ll provide specs and guidance as needed.
  • Theme submissions should be between 1500-2500px wide
  • RGB
  • File Formats:  jpeg, png, pdf

Deadline for submissions
is November 15!

Questions? contact us at

Save the Dates!

  • Show call for entries will open in December 2019
  • Show call for entries will end on Jan 14, 2020
  • Show opening will be early February, 2020

This NHCC Annual Exhibition showcases the creative excellence of creative professionals and students; from graphic to industrial design, photographers to web designers, illustrators to videographers. If you’ve flexed your creative muscles in the creation of commercial art during 2019, we want to see your best!

This Exhibition truly provides a great opportunity for all artists to show their stuff - regardless of budget or level. Submissions will be judged remotely by a panel of top notch, impartial, creative professionals that will review and select the best of the best to include in the show. Selected entries will be on exhibit at the Millyard Museum in Manchester, NH from January February 13th to March 12th.